Commencement Ito UT^irty ©'Clock #. JL j&rtrannalj (dtinc (Hunter (RjKtter ©nter nf Prnrg$$fnn The Chief Marshal The Class Marshals Candidates for The Master' s Degree Candidates for The Baccalaureate Degree Professors Emeriti The Graduate Faculty Professors of the College Associate Professors of the College Assistant Professor of the College Instructors of the College The Presidential Party (Brhtr tff Serines Dr. Annette K. Brock, Acting President, Presiding PRELUDE: "Sinfonies De Fanfare " Jean Joseph Mauret Rondeau Mr. James Thompson, Jr., Organist Villie Jones, Trumpeteer Savannah State College Band Member * ACADEMIC PROCESSIONAL Felix Mendelssohn "War March of the Priests" Mr. James Thompson, Jr., Organist **IN VOCATION Reverend Edward L. Ellis, Pastor First Bryan Baptist Church SELECTION Marvin Curtis "This Day" Savannah State College Choirs Mr. Willie E. Jackson, Director Mr. Jerome Glover, Accompanist INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Dr. Annette K. Brock COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS The Honorable Zell Miller Governor of Georgia Atlanta, Georgia PRESENTATION OF AWARDS Dr. Annette K. Brock Cyrus G. Wiley Award Mr. Roy L. Jackson Richard R. Wright Award Dr. Suresh I. Persad President's Award Mr. J. Robert Paddison SELECTION Glenn Jones "My Soul's Been Anchored In The Lord" Savannah State College Choirs Julie Ann Butler, Soprano Soloist INTRODUCTION OF THE ACTING ASSOCIATE GRADUATE DEAN Dr. George W. Reid Vice President for Academic Affairs CONFERRING OF DEGREES Dr. Annette K. Brock PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATE DEGREES Dr. Willie E. Johnson Acting Associate Graduate Dean INTRODUCTION OF THE UNDERGRADUATE DEANS Dr. George W. Reid PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREES School of Business Dean Andrew E. Honeycutt School of Humanities & Social Sciences Dean Ja A. Jahannes School of Sciences & Technology Dean Margaret C. Robinson CONFERRING OF DEGREES Dr. Annette K. Brock Assisted by the Academic Dean and Mr. Robert Ray, Registrar ALUMNI INDUCTION Mr. John Clark President, Savannah State College National Alumni Association PRESENTATION OF NAVAL RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSION Commander Claven Williams PRESENTATION OF ARMY RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSION Captain Joseph Johnson COMMISSIONING OF OFFICERS Reading the Commissioning Document Dr. George N. Williams Acting Head, Department of Chemistry and Faculty Representation to NROTC Association of Colleges Administering the Oath of Office, NROTC Commander Claven Williams Administering the Oath of Office, AROTC Captain Joseph Johnson J^ttonrttflj jlfcrte (College 3ff !|mn Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, Guide us still from day to day, To our Alma Mater, S.S.C. Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; Thine honor, pride and eminence, Help us know that life, short or long, We raise in prayerful reverence. Means unceasing work for weak and strong. Refrain Where Savannah meets the sea, Where grassy plains and palms abound, Where the flow'rs are gems of loveliness, There S.S.C. is found. We adore each beauteous scene and hall, Our all we pledge to Thee! In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee. We hail Thee, S.S.C. ~J. Randolph Fisher Hillary Hatchett BENEDICTION THREE-FOLD AMEN **RECESSIONAL: "Pomp and Circumstance " Sir Edward Elgar Mr. James Thompson, Jr., Organist *The audience is requested to remain seated. **The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited JJtasier 8 Begras (Htxnitrrth SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION EtheAnn F. Gary State University of Alabama Susan Yvette Green Paine College Phat Q. Hong Savannah State College Van R. Johnson Georgia Southern University, Savannah State College ! G. Andrew Page University of Georgia Clyde S. Phillips Columbia College Timothy M. Sheppard Jacksonville University Ahmad Fekre Silawi Savannah State College Alvin Stokes Savannah State College Ikccakureaie Begms (Hanitrrth SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ACCOUNTING Sherry Marie Baker Allenhurst, Georgia ** Lamonica Bell Camak, Georgia * Rolanda Felder Blake Los Angeles, California Saundra Annette Gibson Savannah, Georgia * Kathryn Richards Linton Savannah, Georgia * Joseph Alan Marlowe Savannah, Georgia * Brian L. McCord Pooler, Georgia Henry Lee Pinckney, Jr Savannah, Georgia **! Angela Wright Rogers Savannah, Georgia Eddie Simmons, Jr Savannah, Georgia ** Connie Dooley Sumner Savannah, Georgia ** Martha N. Weaver Savannah, Georgia GENERAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Allen L. Albury Nassau, Bahamas Robert Walter Habas Savannah, Georgia ! Jerry Howard Savannah, Georgia Annette Sloan Mathis Valdosta, Georgia Catherine Michelle Mclntyre Wadmalaw Islant, South Carolina *** Summa Cum Laude ** Magna Cum Laude * Cum Laude ! In Absentia MANAGEMENT Charlotte Michelle Allen Mclntyre, Georgia * Sharon Harriett Benjamin Savannah, Georgia Diane Blunt Savannah, Georgia Kevin Dwayne Brown Atlanta, Georgia ** Carol Gwen Cawley Savannah, Georgia Cathy Lorraine Dabney Moultrie, Georgia ** Willie James Dennard Savannah, Georgia Roseline Chi Elizabeth Dike Lagos, Nigeria Gerald Ferrebee Savannah, Georgia Todrick LeGrant Dobson Waycross, Georgia Carlton E. Gay, Jr Savannah, Georgia Danielle Carvita Hawes Lincolnton, Georgia Vanessa Gayle Haygood Atlanta, Georgia Wanda Renee Huff Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Mary Renee Ivey Lincolnton, Georgia Carol Regina Nanette Johnson Savannah, Georgia * Shawn Juanita Law Savannah, Georgia Diann Renee McNeil Savannah, Georgia ** Melinda Joy Mullings Nassau, Bahamas Gary Dewayne Oliver College Park, Georgia ! Terry Maurice Orr Hartselle, Alabama Douglas John Piel Savannah, Georgia Eric Alexander Putman Augusta, Georgia Thomas J. Reid Savannah, Georgia Donna Lee Roberts Warner Robins, Georgia Sylvia Bernatt Rucker Hartwell, Georgia Debra Moore Simmons Savannah, Georgia Devvine Cyli Simmons Sparta, Georgia Sharon McKenzie Simmons Midway, Georgia ** Dan W. Story Savannah, Georgia Wayne Michael Swanston Bronx, New York Karen Diane Taylor Savannah, Georgia Roderic Deshaun Terrell College Park, Georgia Carlos V. Thomas Hazlehurst, Georgia Verne Leando Todman St. Thomas, U.S. V.I. ** Terry Gordon Travis Savannah, Georgia Meschelle D. Varnedoe Hinesville, Georgia Gary Franklin Walker Atlanta, Georgia Barbara LaShanne Ward Lithonia, Georgia Richard Donnell White College Park, Georgia Latovia Camille Woods Nassau, Bahamas *** Summa Cum Laude ** Magna Cum Laude * Cum Laude ! In Absentia * MARKETING Kurtis Orlando Alston Landover, Maryland Jennifer Lynn Butler Savannah, Georgia Patrice Anganette Dula Winston, Georgia Donovan Jerell Gillans Savannah, Georgia DeAndrea Michelle Goree Albany, Georgia Michelle Denise Hill Andersonville, Georgia Bridgett McClain Sparta, Georgia Trina Renee Scott Atlanta, Georgia Glenn Allen Steele Savannah, Georgia Melinda Christina Womack Savannah, Georgia INFORMATION SYSTEMS Juan Pedro Avendano Savannah, Georgia Billy Joe Brewer, Jr Pt. Wentworth, Georgia Shawnette Renae Brown Decatur, Georgia IPaula Jean Held Savannah, Georgia Keith Alexander Horace Union City, Georgia * William Walker Prescott, II Savannah, Georgia Willie Eugene Sullivan Darien, Georgia ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES Luzzola Roundtree Savannah, Georgia SECRETARIAL SCIENCE (Associate of Science) Delores Williams Savannah, Georgia SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ENGLISH, LANGUAGE & LITERATURE Tina Patrice Coles Savannah, Georgia Deborah Elaine Dennard Macon, Georgia MASS COMMUNICATIONS Mario Yvette Aiken Covington, Georgia * Mary-Ann N. Amina Lagos, Nigeria * Bridget Battle-Mullice Midway, Georgia Veronica Bedell Manchester, Georgia Ursula Yvette Boyd Savannah, Georgia Cherrell D. Campbell Cordele, Georgia Brenda Lee Holmes Savannah, Georgia Dionne Latrelle Johnson Savannah, Georgia Dionne Lautrelle Johnson Dalton, Georgia *** Summa Cum Laude ** Magna Cum Laude * Cum Laude ! In Absentia Herbert Joseph Lance, Jr Atlanta, Georgia * LeAlice Morell Springfield, Georgia * Rozelle Lillette Slaymon Dublin, Georgia Angela S. Wilcox Fitzgerald, Georgia Gwendolyn Renee Williams Savannah, Georgia Anquinnette Lashuan Young Jacksonville, Florida RECREATION AND PARK ADMINISTRATION Herbert Bernard Mack Orangeburg, South Carolina HISTORY * Shauna T. Johnson Savannah, Georgia Cordi Decosta Jordan Meridian, Georgia CRIMINAL JUSTICE Evelyn Yvette Edwards Hempstead, New York Paul Maurice Heard Savannah, Georgia ! Lorraine Vernette Isham Decatur, Georgia Kimaline Jefferson Riverdale, Georgia Anthony Quinton Johnson Savannah, Georgia Kevin Bernard Johnson Athens, Georgia Eugene Larry Miller Savannah, Georgia Daryle McCormick Page Madison, Illinois Daniel Walker, II Kingsland, Georgia ** Tracy Lavelle Whaley Oxford, Georgia POLITICAL SCIENCE Arlene M. Chalwell St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. Curtis Victor Cooper, Jr Savannah, Georgia SOCIOLOGY ** Evangel Fredricka Davis Atlanta, Georgia Trina L. Harris Atlanta, Georgia Michael Tyrone Harvey Plant City, Florida * Brenda J. Hoskins Savannah, Georgia ! Davida Niccole Hunter Brooklyn, New York ** Arline Tolliver Kitchen Savannah, Georgia * Faye Antionette Powell Savannah, Georgia Beverly Paulette Ricks-Howell Savannah, Georgia Mia Marie Swanson Buffalo, New York *** Summa Cum Laude ** Magna Cum Laude * Cum Laude ! In Absentia SOCIAL WORK *** Barbara Nicolette Buckman Walthourville, Georgia * Tonya Felecia Hart Savannah, Georgia Marci Alexanderia James . . . . , Thomaston, Georgia Patricia Harris Stevens Ft. Stewart, Georgia SCHOOL OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY BIOLOGY Elgin Baylor Andrews Atlanta, Georgia ** Jenee Chere Patrice Coxon Savannah, Georgia Christopher Tracy Holdip College Park, Georgia Wanda Renee' Ingram Devereux, Georgia Norman Lee McGeathy, III Jacksonville, Florida Leslie Yvette Miller Decatur, Georgia Charmayne Elaine Smith St. Helena, South Carolina Angela Corbin Swindle Macon, Georgia Albert Earl Walden San Diego, California Derrick Anthony Washington Savannah, Georgia MARINE BIOLOGY Elisabeth Dole Brinson Hilton Head, South Carolina * Dionne Lynette Hoskins Savannah, Georgia Ricardo Cortez Lattimore Atlanta, Georgia Sharon Lynn Wolson Savannah, Georgia Bratton Vincent Wright Savannah, Georgia CHEMISTRY LaShawn F. Brisbon Savannah, Georgia Delores Lang Gulley Madison, Illinois *** Ava Eugenia Phoenix Savannah, Georgia Katrina Shay Robinson Garden City, Georgia * Menova Nicole Stevens Savannah, Georgia MATHEMATICS Carleen Early Savannah, Georgia ***Tony Leonard Ellis N. Charleston, South Carolina Gloria Darlene Harris Savannah, Georgia James Anthony Johnson Savannah, Georgia U-Wante L. Merritt Colquitt, Georgia * Brian Eric Watkins Atlanta, Georgia ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Sean Everett Rhett Savannah, Georgia *** Summa Cum Laude ** Magna Cum Laude * Cum Laude ! In Absentia *t ** ** ** COMPUTER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY Dionne Eliza Benton Atlanta, Georgia LaVette Floriece Chester Greensboro, Georgia Craig Johnson Savannah, Georgia Christie Sabrena Perry Hinesville, Georgia John P. Perry St. Thomas, U.S.V.L Stephanie Rena Sampson Moultrie, Georgia Donna Renee Scott Decatur, Georgia Tonia Scott Savannah, Georgia Vera J. Thompson Savannah, Georgia Thomas McMaster Wiley, II Savannah, Georgia Kenneth Bruce Wilson Savannah, Georgia CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Yavuz Akbas Istanbul, Turkey Kevin Pinckney Drayton Georgetown, South Carolina Von Robert Theodore Johnson Nassau, Bahamas Shawynne Monique Oliver Savannah, Georgia ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Daryl Arnel Home Savannah, Georgia Dion Mureese Jennings St. Thomas, U.S.V.L * Michele Rena Oliver Savannah, Georgia MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Sonia Diggs Augusta, Georgia April Lia Waye Kingsland, Georgia PROCESS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Tracy Ann Anderson Savannah, Georgia COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (Associate of Science) Michael A. O'Brien Nassau, Bahamas John P. Perry St. Thomas, U.S.V.L Stephanie Rena Sampson Moultrie, Georgia Donna Renee Scott Decatur, Georgia Tonia Scott Savannah, Georgia Vera J. Thompson Savannah, Georgia Tracie Lynn Wesley Savannah, Georgia Thomas McMaster Wiley, II Savannah, Georgia CHEMICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (Associate of Science) Tracy Ann Anderson Savannah, Georgia *** Summa Cum Laude ** Magna Cum Laude * Cum Laude ! In Absentia COMPUTER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MATHEMATICS ** Tracie Lynn Wesley Savannah, Georgia ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY AND MATHEMATICS David Lynn Graham Adel, Georgia ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY AND COMPUTER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY *** Benjamin B. Bacon Savannah, Georgia •Hannr (fnrfruate Summa Cum Laude - (3.75 - 4.00) Benjamin B. Bacon Tony Leonard Ellis Barbara Nicolette Buckman Paula Jean Held Ava Eugenia Phoenix Magna Cum Laude - (3.40 - 3.749) Lamonica Bell Carol Gwen Cawley Jenee' Chere' Patrice Coxon Evangel Fredricka Davis Willie James Dennard Daryle Arnel Home Arline Tolliver Kitchen Melinda Joy Mullings Angela Wright Rogers Dan W. Story Connie Dooley Sumner Terry Gordon Travis April Lia Waye Martha N. Weaver Tracie Lynn Wesley Tracy Lavelle Whaley Yavus Akbas Mary-Ann N. Amina Juan Pedro Avendano Bridget Battle-Mullice Sharon Harriett Benjamin Rolanda Felder Blake Billy Joe Brewer, Jr. Jennifer Lynn Butler Tonya Felecia Hart Vida Michelle Hill Brenda J. Hoskins Dionne Lynette Hoskins Shauna T. Johnson Shawn Juanita Law Cum Laude - (3.0 - 3.399) Shawn Juanita Law Kathryn Richards Linton Joseph Alan Marlowe Brian L. McCord LeAlice Morell Michele Rena Oliver Christie Sabrena Perry Faye Antionette Powell William Walker Prescott, II Stephanie Rena Sampson Rozelle Lillette Slaymon Menova Nicole Stevens Brian Eric Watkins NOTE: Appearance of a name on any list in this program must not be considered as conclusive evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all requirements for a particular degree and whose names appear on the lists in this program will receive the degree indicated. *** Summa Cum Laude ** Magna Cum Laude * Cum Laude ! In Absentia ANNOUNCEMENTS June 1992 Summer School June 22 - August 14 1992 Fall Quarter Freshman Orientation Begins, September 10 Registration for Upperclassmen, September 14 USHERS NROTC Midshipmen AROTC Cadets ignfftnmce af (Oje JVcafremtc Mutt Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savannah State College Academic Procession carries an official mace which is indicative of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the College. The mace is a club-shaped staff which originated in the Middle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative forums and academic enterprises. The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from mahogany wood by Dr. Ernest S. Brown, Associate Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering Technology. Dr. Lester B. Johnson, Jr., former Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built the Mace Stand. The College motto is "Lux Et Veritas" ("Light and Truth"). Acafomic (ftosiumes Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic apparel a half century ago, it seemed best to agree on some definite system which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square-shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field of study for which the degree was granted, the golf tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for all degrees. The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The gown for the master's degrees, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the academic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and the shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three and a half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degrees may be, and entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods maybe only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the institution. In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American Intercollegiate Code is as follows: Arts, Letters, Humanities White Oratory (Speech) Silver Gray Business Drab Philosophy Dark Blue Economics Copper Physical Education Sage Green Education Light Blue Public Administration Peacock Blue Law Purple Science Golden Yellow Library Science Lemon Social Work Citron Music Pink Theology Scarlet At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue background to represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.